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The position of Secretary of State for War, commonly called War Secretary, was a Britishmarker cabinet-level position, first applied to Henry Dundas (appointed in 1794). In 1801 the post became that of Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. The position was re-instated in 1854. In 1946, with the creation of a cabinet level Minister of Defence separate from the prime minister, it ceased to be a cabinet position, and the office was abolished on 1 April 1964, when the cabinet position (along with that of First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for Air) was replaced by the Secretary of State for Defence - in charge of a new united Ministry of Defence.

The Secretary of State headed the War Officemarker and was assisted by a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War, a Parliamentary Private Secretary who was also a Member of Parliament, and a Military Secretary, who was a general.

Secretaries of State for War, 1794-1801

Name Entered office Left office
Henry Dundas
(also President of the Board of Control)
11 July 1794 17 March 1801


For 1801-1854 see Secretary of State for War and the Colonies.

Secretaries of State for War, 1854-1964

Name Entered office Left office
The Duke of Newcastle 12 June 1854 30 January 1855
The Lord Panmure 8 February 1855 21 February 1858
Jonathan Peel 26 February 1858 11 June 1859
Sidney Herbert 18 June 1859 22 July 1861
Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Bt 23 July 1861 13 April 1863
The Earl de Grey 28 April 1863 16 February 1866
The Marquess of Hartington 16 February 1866 26 June 1866
Jonathan Peel 6 July 1866 8 March 1867
Sir John Pakington, Bt 8 March 1867 1 December 1868
Edward Cardwell 9 December 1868 17 February 1874
Gathorne Hardy 21 February 1874 2 April 1878
Frederick Stanley 2 April 1878 21 April 1880
Hugh Childers 28 April 1880 16 December 1882
The Marquess of Hartington 16 December 1882 9 June 1885
W. H. Smith 24 June 1885 21 January 1886
The Viscount Cranbrook 21 January 1886 6 February 1886
Henry Campbell-Bannerman 6 February 1886 20 July 1886
W. H. Smith 3 August 1886 14 January 1887
Edward Stanhope 14 January 1887 11 August 1892
Henry Campbell-Bannerman 18 August 1892 21 June 1895
The Marquess of Lansdowne 4 July 1895 12 November 1900
St John Brodrick 12 November 1900 6 October 1903
H. O. Arnold-Forster 6 October 1903 4 December 1905
Richard Haldane
(Viscount Haldane from 1911)
10 December 1905 12 June 1912
J. E. B. Seely 12 June 1912 30 March 1914
H. H. Asquith 30 March 1914 5 August 1914
The Earl Kitchener 5 August 1914 5 June 1916
David Lloyd George 6 June 1916 5 December 1916
The Earl of Derby 10 December 1916 18 April 1918
The Viscount Milner 18 April 1918 10 January 1919
Winston Churchill 10 January 1919 13 February 1921
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Bt 13 February 1921 19 October 1922
The Earl of Derby 24 October 1922 22 January 1924
Stephen Walsh 22 January 1924 3 November 1924
Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Bt 6 November 1924 4 June 1929
Thomas Shaw 7 June 1929 24 August 1931
The Marquess of Crewe 25 August 1931 5 November 1931
The Viscount Hailsham 5 November 1931 7 June 1935
The Viscount Halifax 7 June 1935 22 November 1935
Duff Cooper 22 November 1935 28 May 1937
Leslie Hore-Belisha 28 May 1937 5 January 1940
Oliver Stanley 5 January 1940 11 May 1940
Anthony Eden 11 May 1940 22 December 1940
David Margesson 22 December 1940 22 February 1942
Sir P. J. Grigg 22 February 1942 26 July 1945
Jack Lawson 3 August 1945 4 October 1946
Frederick Bellenger 4 October 1946 7 October 1947
Manny Shinwell 7 October 1947 28 February 1950
John Strachey 28 February 1950 26 October 1951
Antony Head 31 October 1951 18 October 1956
John Hare 18 October 1956 6 January 1958
Christopher Soames 6 January 1958 27 July 1960
John Profumo 27 July 1960 5 June 1963
Joseph Godber 27 June 1963 21 October 1963
James Ramsden 21 October 1963 1 April 1964


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